What could you do in 6 months?


Another Kind of V-Day

"What if we took this attitude into our lives?"


What Can We Learn from Loss?


The Art of Mistake Making

"Do you remember how many times you fell down when you were learning to walk?"


When To Bail Out Or Stay The Course

"You can fight the wind and waves or you can make them work for you."



"I had a choice. Believe all the reasons I couldn't or believe all the reasons I could."

February 12, 2017

Another Kind of V-Day

We all enter the world the same---vulnerable and clueless. From day 1, we rely on our communities to school us in who we are in relation to others, what to (not) believe, and how to go about life. At some point, we may question one or more of these stories, and that's when the magic begins. the courage to question  How…
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Football Field. Wins and Losses
February 5, 2017

What Can We Learn from Loss?

How does it feel to lose? Last night's Super Bowl Game was rough for Falcons fans. It's easy to feel defeated when your loyalties are on the losing side of history. After a big win, most of us know how to celebrate. We come together, we toast, we eat, we dance, we laugh, we unite. In loss, we don't always…
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silver lining
Being the ChangeChoiceCourageThought Provoking
March 24, 2016

We Have a Choice.

The world is doing some pretty crazy things right now. Between Brussels, Nigeria, and the current political situation and actions in the US, I often feel dumbfounded, angry, and deeply saddened. This is to say nothing of the recent GoFundMe campaigns from friends who are raising money for their baby girl who needs major heart surgery, a friend from high school…
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February 14, 2016

What is Love Actually?
A Chat with Heather & Tim

My Mom always says, "Love is a verb." Tim and Heather Bischoff, Founder of Dragonfly Direction, are a quintessential example of what love actually looks like over 26 years of love, marriage, raising children, growing up together (Tim and Heather met when they were teenagers), realizing dreams, navigating many ups and downs, and becoming the incredible people they are today. They are one…
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Life changing momentsTravelVulnerability
November 4, 2015

The Definition of a True Friend

A good friend of mine completely blew me away today. I went into our conversation concerned that after hearing what I had to share that he may no longer want to have anything to do with me. Even though uncomfortable and scary, I knew that I had to speak with him because I believe that true friendships are built on honesty. Rather than being…
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ChoiceLife changing momentsWhy not?
March 27, 2015

Let’s Start a Movement

6 Months to Live began November 11, 2009 as a personal 6-month experiment, and more than two years later, it has grown into a life philosophy. Today the blog has almost 26,000 visits, nearly 450 subscribers, and is soon to be a web TV show. I am so grateful and honored by all of you who read, comment, like, subscribe,…
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Life changing moments
October 23, 2014

Express Train to Nowhere

I had a "New in NY" moment today. In an effort to get home after a networking meeting, I hopped on the first train I saw. Everyone else was rushing to make it before the doors closed, so I assumed I needed to be on that train. Then I noticed the train was going fast--too fast. We passed by stop after stop, and at first,…
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August 14, 2014

5 Delicious Tips to Stay Hydrated: Post by Alex Maul

We’re in the dog days of summer, and I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely feeling the heat. For me, summer is synonymous with being outside in the hot weather, playing in the sun, enjoying outdoor exercise, and yep, sweating. We sweat more in the summer and usually are more active outdoors, so make hydration a priority in order…
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Coaching & ConsultingThe Academy
July 29, 2014

Rock Your Biz: Office Hours
for Savvy Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are some of the greatest visionaries. They dare to think and build something different! All the big companies we know: Apple, TOMs, Patagonia started with an idea and someone brave enough to take action. When I first started my business, I made the mistake many entrepreneurs do: I went out alone. I knew few entrepreneurs, and it didn't take me…
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May 25, 2014

Continued Lessons from Zach Sobiech

Last year I was so inspired by Zach Sobiech, an extraordinary 18-year-old who captured the world with his passion for life before dying from cancer, that I wrote a post dedicated to him: "6 Lessons from Zach Sobiech." The incredible story of Zach Sobiech If you watch this video, it's not difficult to see what made Zach special. People who…
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ClassesCourageLife changing moments
March 20, 2014

Big Vision Mastermind!

What would you do if you had 6 months to live? This single question forever changed my life. It immediately focused my dreams and showed me what was most important. It also reminded me that there are no guarantees and that the true gift in life is to experience what makes you come alive, which naturally inspires and helps others! This…
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March 19, 2014

Lessons from the Mountain: A Tribute to Winter

As you may have noticed from the recent Facebook posts, I've moved to the mountains! I see more animals daily than people. Am surrounded by forest in all directions, and wake up to mornings like this... My Morning View My 3 months living here have already taught me a lot. You'd be amazed at how much you can learn by observing…
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Morning boost!
Guest Posts
February 10, 2014

Easy Steps to Healthy Living by Alexandra Maul

Meet the incredible Alexandra Maul from Made to Glow! She and I go way back--to middle school actually. We recently reconnected, and I've had the pleasure to have her as a friend, health mentor, and client. She's absolutely amazing, and I encourage to take everything she says below to heart, soul, and body! Meet Alexandra Maul of Made to Glow! |Photo…
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New Vistas in 2014!
February 4, 2014

Make It Your Best Year Yet!

On New Year's Day, I wrote on someone's Facebook wall: "I wish you the very best this year; I know that this is going to be a great year for all of us." The person replied, "I hope so..." I was struck by the passivity of this response, as if unseen forces completely dictated this person's future and he had…
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Sunflower Field
Life changing moments
January 29, 2014

What is Love Actually?
An Interview with Elisabeth Cardiello

What does love actually look like when someone dies? It's not a question our society often asks or creates the space to discuss. But how we love those no longer with us, and perhaps more importantly, carry on what they stood for or taught us, is one of the most important questions we can ask each other and ourselves. In…
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CoursesThe Academy
January 1, 2014

Social Media for Business

I'm thrilled to announce that the Social Media for Business class is here! "Nearly a quarter of the total time spent online is on social networks. --Tim Ewer What's more, over half of people online follow a brand and that percentage continues to rise. When you understand how to leverage social media in your business, you can connect with your ideal…
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Photo by Allison Gergley
Life changing moments
December 18, 2013

No Regrets. Many To Do’s

I received shocking news Sunday morning. A good friend and former colleague of mine's mom died unexpectedly. Although I didn't know my friend's mother personally, I know she was a kindred spirit. Someone who lived out loud and without regret. She was moments away from receiving her Ph.D in Australia, starting her own business, and creating her own inspirational movement in her…
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Railay Island, Thailand
Life changing momentsLife Experiments
December 3, 2013

Yours, Mine, & Ours: 6 Months Experiment!

December 1st marked a momentous initiation and (r)evolution in living! All are welcome. The root of the word "revolution" originated in the 14th century, pertaining to "celestial bodies." It is also defined as an "instance of great change in affairs." The word "evolution" stems from the 1620's as an "opening of what was rolled up." I've combined the two for…
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"Never have regrets, follow your heart." --Unknown
CoursesThe Academy
November 26, 2013

How to Get Clear & Create Your Vision Course!

This is an incredibly powerful self-paced course that will help you get clear on your vision, align with your dreams, and show you how to take action towards manifesting them! If you don't know where you're going, you'll never get there. The top regret of the dying is "I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to…
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Photo by Don Laverty
November 20, 2013

When to Bail Out or Stay the Course

This time last year, I was in the process of creating a huge and seemingly crazy dream. I decided in August of 2012 that I wanted to leave my job and my life in San Francisco and sail in South America. I had no idea how to sail. Very long story short, I found myself living the dream 3 months…
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Jacqueline on top of Croagh Patrick, Ireland
November 15, 2013

Drop the Mask & Be Who You Are

That title is easy to write but can be incredibly difficult to do. From a young age, we are encouraged to wear a variety of masks and labels so much so that the #1 regret of the dying is: "I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me." And…
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There's a LOT to celebrate!
November 11, 2013

Celebrating A Love of My Life!

Guess what today is?!?! IT'S THE BLOG'S 4TH BIRTHDAY!!!  My love affair with "6 Months to Live" has been a journey of joy and of course, ups & downs. There are times I'm madly in love and there have been times I seriously thought about leaving the relationship. Ultimately, I always keep going because I believe with every fiber of my being…
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Rock the World Conference, NY
CoursesThe Academy
October 11, 2013

Digital Marketing for Conscious Business Leaders

There are numerous reasons I love digital marketing--everything from branding & website copy to blogging & social media. The main reason I'm passionate about the online world is the ability to connect with all types of wonderful people globally! In the 10+ years I've been doing global marketing & communications, I've paid close attention to how people interact online and offline.…
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Malta Flowers | Photo by Jacqueline Boone
Coaching & Consulting
October 10, 2013

Coaching & Consulting Offerings

I love my clients! They are phenomenal human beings who do incredible work and dream of making an even more profound impact in the world. I help my clients in a variety of ways, depending on their unique vision, business & life goals, and current set point. Many of my clients refer to me as a Walking Catalyst or as…
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Isle of Skye, Scotland | Photo by Jacqueline Boone
October 10, 2013

How to Manifest & Create Your Dreams!

People often ask me, "Jackie, how is that you're able to do all these things: run your own business, travel across Europe for 3 weeks solo, live in China for 3 years, work for the Olympics, move to San Francisco without a job and a little over a $1,000 during a recession and get your dream job 5 weeks later?"…
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Get ready to create your amazing community!
CoursesThe Academy
October 9, 2013

Build Your Community in 30 Days!

One of my all-time favorite things in the world is to meet new people and build communities! I've lived and traveled all over the world as many of you know. What you might not know is that the vast majority of places I've moved to including China, New York, Boston, Montana, San Francisco, Asheville, Spain, and several others, I often…
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Food fight with one of my favorite students, Jordan
September 3, 2013

The Secret of a Positive Mind

"I wish I could spend a day in your head!"  I hear this comment a lot--whether it's from people who meet me out and about in the world, from clients, or from long-time friends. They typically voice this statement right after I joyfully express how much good I see in the world, why I believe in the mission of 6…
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Homer, Alaska -- Photo by Allison Gergley
August 12, 2013

Invest in What You Love!

"Where you invest your love, you invest your life."  -"Awake My Soul" by Mumford & Sons Almost 4 years ago, I had just moved to San Francisco. I took a huge leap of faith in moving to California and when I finally landed my dream job, I had $200 left in my bank account. I desperately needed a new comforter,…
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Wall of China
August 3, 2013

Why Women Should Travel

First off, everyone should travel. As the famous Saint Augustine saying goes, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” I focus on women in particular because I’ve received numerous comments since announcing my round-the-world journey that center around warning me of the dangers of solo woman travel. They go a little something…
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